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DoD Strategic Capabilities Office Gives Deployed Military Systems New Tricks

Editor’s note: This is the first of two articles about DoD’s Strategic Capabilities Office.

DOD NEWS, DEFENSE MEDIA ACTIVITY (APRIL 4, 2016)

Cheryl Pellerin

Start with an established military system like the Navy’s Standard Missile-6, or SM-6, a surface-to-air air defense weapon first deployed in 1981. It and its variants launch from cruisers and destroyers and can stop incoming ballistic and cruise missiles at low altitudes in the atmosphere.

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DoD Tech Transformation Holds Surprises for U.S. Adversaries

Editor’s note: This is the second of two articles about DoD’s Strategic Capabilities Office.

DOD NEWS, DEFENSE MEDIA ACTIVITY (APRIL 12, 2016)

Cheryl Pellerin

WASHINGTON, April 12, 2016 — In a geopolitical environment where the focus of nations often is on future technologies, the Defense Department’s Strategic Capabilities Office starts with systems that are well established and familiar to nearly everyone, especially adversaries.

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Work: Robot Warship Demonstrates Advances in Autonomy, Human-Machine Collaboration

DOD NEWS, DEFENSE MEDIA ACTIVITY (APRIL 8, 2016)

Cheryl Pellerin

PORTLAND, Oregon, April 8, 2016—Sea Hunter, a robot warship designed and built by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, represents breakthroughs in autonomous navigation and human-machine collaboration that could change the nature of U.S. maritime operations, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work said here yesterday.

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Defense Superiority Relies on Investment, Research, Acquisition Chief Says

DOD NEWS, DEFENSE MEDIA ACTIVITY (APRIL 20, 2016)

Cheryl Pellerin

WASHINGTON—The Defense Department’s ability to maintain U.S. technological superiority for the 21st century depends on research and development investments requested in the fiscal year 2017 budget proposal, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics told a Senate panel today.

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DoD Officials Discuss Regional Deterrence, Nuke Modernization


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NEWS, DEFENSE MEDIA ACTIVITY (FEB. 11, 2016)

Cheryl Pellerin

WASHINGTON—The administration’s nuclear sustainment and modernization plan is what is needed for effective deterrence, and the plan is affordable if the Defense Department prioritizes it, senior defense officials told Congress yesterday.

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Carter: DoD Must Innovate to Lead in a Competitive World


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NEWS, DEFENSE MEDIA ACTIVITY (MARCH 1, 2016)

Cheryl Pellerin

WASHINGTON—The Defense Department doesn’t get to choose the many global challenges it faces, but it can set a course for the future that embraces innovation and keeps DoD competitive in a competitive world, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said today.

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Carter Reviews New Technologies From DoD’s Silicon Valley Unit


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NEWS, DEFENSE MEDIA ACTIVITY (FEB. 11, 2016)

Cheryl Pellerin

WASHINGTON—Five tech organizations pitched their technologies to Defense Secretary Ash Carter this week during a technology showcase hosted by DoD’s six-month-old forward operating unit, the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx) in Silicon Valley.

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DTRA Program Helps Nations Tackle Biological Threats


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NEWS, DEFENSE MEDIA ACTIVITY (MARCH 10, 2016)

Cheryl Pellerin

WASHINGTON—As part of the effort to upgrade global biosurveillance capabilities in the wake of recent pandemics, a mainly nuclear nonproliferation program created in the 1990s has evolved to address biological threats around the world.

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Carter: Premier Acquisition Award Supports World’s Best Fighting Force (Feb. 24, 2016)


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Cheryl Pellerin

WASHINGTON—Three teams that have received David Packard Excellence in Acquisition awards are helping ensure that future defense secretaries will continue to lead the finest fighting force the world has ever known, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said here today.
At the same ceremony, hosted by Carter and Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, two other teams received the department’s Should-Cost and Innovation Award.

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